Academy registration begins in August and is a nine month program; however, we have ongoing registration throughout the year up until the first of March. Students that will be in the Academy Unleashed Production (recital) and will need to register by December as that is when we are focused on the spring Academy Unleashed productions for Academy students. Please visit the LSDA Calendar for specific dates and information. Dancers can choose from a variety of dance classes such as ballet, tap, jazz and more! LSDA also offers a great Summer Program as well with our classes running June & July. These classes are instructed by a team of Lone Star Ballet qualified instructors that take great pride in working with their students. Dancers enrolled in the Panhandle Academy will have the opportunity to learn choreographed dances and perform them in our Academy Unleashed Production each year. (Lone Star Dance Academy is the official school of Lone Star Ballet)
Dancers have the opportunity to learn choreographed dances and perform them in local community events if needed and requested. Must be nine years old or by special invitation from the Studio Director to audition.
"Welcome to the world of dance! My name is Caity Grant and I am the Studio Director for Lone Star Dance Academy, Panhandle. I am thrilled to be a part of the community of Panhandle! I am beyond blessed to have been given the opportunity to share my love and passion of dance mixed with my other passion, teaching. My goal at this studio is to expand the technique and knowledge base of dance in all of its forms. This studio will have a fun, safe, and welcoming learning environment at all times with one thing on the mind and one passion in the heart, dance. We are going to learn about the art of dance while obtaining technique, appreciation for the art, and growing mentally, kinesthetically, and artistically. If you can walk, you can dance, so stop by and find a place of dance to call your own."
Caity Grant is a graduate from WTAMU with a B.A in English with multiple Dance and French credits achieved through the University. She has been dancing since the age of 3. She started at Amarillo College, moved to Oklahoma City and took from their dance company there until the age of 10. Upon her return to Amarillo she attended Dee's Dance Studio until she graduated from Caprock High School. While attending Caprock High School she was a pioneer for their dance team and named Dance Major, All American Dancer, All State Dancer, National Dancer, and Outstanding Officer. While attending WTAMU she was a one-year Thunderette, Venom Vixen Dancer, and on their Pom Squad coached by Debbie Byrd. Currently, Caity is a high school English and Dance teacher at River Road High School and their Drill Team sponsor. Caity has had a passion for dance of all styles since she could remember and is excited to have the privilege of instilling that same passion and appreciation into others through the expression of dance.